Rogue One

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walt Disney Studios and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. The opinions and text are all mine.

My mom was in town visiting last weekend with my 95-year-old grandmother. The best part of the visit was hearing stories of what their life was like in Mexico and what it was when they first came to the southwest. Some of the stories were infuriating. On my mother’s first day of elementary school, her teacher looked at her and said with contempt, “You don’t speak English?” The teacher made her stand in the corner in front of the class all day long until she ran home crying. She came back the next day, learned English quickly and ended the year with all A’s.

Both of these women are an inspiration to me and I’m amazed by all they’ve accomplished. It’s exciting how much has changed in the world since my mother was in school and upsetting how much has not. What has changed is how much culture has evolved. It was so rare when I was a child to see Latino characters portrayed in films, which is why I am beyond thrilled that the Star Wars franchise is including Latino characters.Rogue One

 

Rogue One, the first stand alone film in the Star Wars universe comes out in December 16, 2016 and it stars a multicultural cast that includes Diego Luna (Mexico), Felicity Jones (UK), Ben Mendelsohn (Australia), Alan Tudyk (U.S), Mads Mikkelsen (Denmark) Forest Whitaker (U.S.), Riz Ahmed (UK/Pakistan), Jiang Wen (China) and Donnie Yen (China/Hong Kong).

You must watch the trailer below. Rogue One is an inspirational film about a group of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. They need to work together to accomplish their mission. It’s a personal story, but it’s also Star Wars so it features massive space battles and a great story.

The world created by Gareth Edwards is unique with hand-held camerawork on an enormous canvas. It’s a believable world that is fresh and new. I can’t wait to watch the entire movie.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walt Disney Studios and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Yvonne Condes (736 Posts)

Yvonne Condes is the Editor and Co-Founder of MomsLA.com. She is a Los Angeles Mom of 2, former newspaper reporter, and occasional marathoner. Also find her at her personal Latina blog YvonneInLA.com and @YvonneInLA and MomsLA.


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